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== Microformats Draft Specification 2009-11-10 ==
== Microformats Draft Specification 2009-11-10 ==
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; Authors/Contributers (alphabetical): [[User:Tantek|Tantek Çelik]]
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: Othar Hansson, Google
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: [[User:JayMyers|Jay Myers]], [http://www.bestbuy.com/ Best Buy, Co., Inc.]
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== Introduction ==
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Many websites publish reviews using a variety of organization schemes. hReview-aggregate and the similar microformat [[hreview|hReview]] were designed to enable sharing of review information.
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hReview, created in 2006, is well suited to mark up reviews done by individuals on their own websites or for editor's reviews for a new product or service. However, in recent years, there has been an increasing number of sites who aggregate user reviews, either by accepting reviews submitted to their website or by collecting those user reviews from across the web. In these cases, it is often valuable to share not just the individual reviews shown on the webpage, but the consensus opinion derived from those individual reviews.
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hReview-aggregate was created to address this need. hReview-aggregate is a standard that can be used to share the number of reviews, average rating, and consensus opinion for a particular product or service. It is meant to complement hReview and reuses hReview properties wherever appropriate. Research and discussion that fed into the design of hReview-aggregate can be found on the [[aggregate-review-brainstorming|aggregate review brainstorming]] wiki page.
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=== Scope ===
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Collections of reviews consistently share several common aspects. Where possible hReview-aggregate has been based on this common subset.
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=== Out of scope ===
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Portions of reviews that are specific to particular kinds of items have been omitted from hReview-aggregate.
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== Format ==
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(alphabetical)
 
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* [[User:Tantek|Tantek Çelik]]
 
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* Othar Hansson, Google
 
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* [[User:JayMyers|Jay Myers]], [http://www.bestbuy.com/ Best Buy, Co., Inc.]
 

Revision as of 00:57, 11 November 2009

This document represents a draft microformat specification. Although drafts are somewhat mature in the development process, the stability of this document cannot be guaranteed, and implementers should be prepared to keep abreast of future developments and changes. Watch this wiki page, or follow discussions on the #microformats Freenode IRC channel to stay up-to-date.

hReview-aggregate is a format for embedding review information (of products, services, businesses, etc). Whereas hReview is intended for an individual review, hReview-aggregate is meant for summary information about a collection of user or critic reviews about an item. hReview-aggregate is one of several microformats open standards suitable for embedding in HTML, XHTML, Atom, RSS, and arbitrary XML.

Contents

Microformats Draft Specification 2009-11-10

Editor
Kavi Goel, Google
Authors/Contributers (alphabetical)
Tantek Çelik
Othar Hansson, Google
Jay Myers, Best Buy, Co., Inc.

Introduction

Many websites publish reviews using a variety of organization schemes. hReview-aggregate and the similar microformat hReview were designed to enable sharing of review information.

hReview, created in 2006, is well suited to mark up reviews done by individuals on their own websites or for editor's reviews for a new product or service. However, in recent years, there has been an increasing number of sites who aggregate user reviews, either by accepting reviews submitted to their website or by collecting those user reviews from across the web. In these cases, it is often valuable to share not just the individual reviews shown on the webpage, but the consensus opinion derived from those individual reviews.

hReview-aggregate was created to address this need. hReview-aggregate is a standard that can be used to share the number of reviews, average rating, and consensus opinion for a particular product or service. It is meant to complement hReview and reuses hReview properties wherever appropriate. Research and discussion that fed into the design of hReview-aggregate can be found on the aggregate review brainstorming wiki page.

Scope

Collections of reviews consistently share several common aspects. Where possible hReview-aggregate has been based on this common subset.

Out of scope

Portions of reviews that are specific to particular kinds of items have been omitted from hReview-aggregate.

Format

todo's

to-do: this "hReview aggregate" draft specification page needs to be written up from the chosen/consensus proposal in aggregate-review-brainstorming, perhaps using hReview as a spec draft template.

examples in the wild

This section is informative.

The following sites have implemented hReview-aggregate, and thus are a great place to start for anyone looking for examples "in the wild" to try parsing, indexing, organizing etc. If your site is marked up with hReview aggregate, feel free to add it to the top of this list. Once the list grows too big, we'll make a separate wiki page like hreview-aggregate-examples-in-wild.

hReview-aggregate 0.1 was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

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